“A wide-ranging and insightful addition to the literature of travel.”(Colin Thubron, author of To a Mountain in Tibet )
“An important book which uncovers the history of travel writing before we learned to call it travel writing.”—Condé Nast Traveller(Cond� Nast Traveller )
This is a book which every serious reader of travel books will find absorbing; It is probably the most thoughtful study of the subject since Paul Fussell's Abroad in 1980.(Times Literary Supplement 20120704)
About the Author
Peter Whitfield is the former director of Stanfords International Map Centre in London. He is the author of numerous books, including Images of the World, A Universe of Books, and London: A Life in Maps.